Time to get back to one of my favorite topics traffic. How many times have you bought a product that promises that you will earn thousands of dollars if you use their system to build sites only to find that the manual contains not one word about generating traffic.
I don’t care how great a product is if it doesn’t show you have to generate good quality traffic then it’s worthless. If I was starting out again I wouldn’t spend money on any tools or e-books until I had mastered the art of traffic generation, and it really is an art of getting trafffic to a site.
You can have the best looking site in the world, with the perfect keywords but if you don’t know how to firstly attract the search spiders and then real human visitors then the site is worthless. Try selling a website and the first thting you will be asked is “Whats the Income & Whats the traffic” The income is not particularly important. If I am buying a site I actually want the income to be as low as possible as it will be cheaper for me. Given a choice of a site with an income of $100 a month and 1000 visitors or a site with $10 per months and 2000 Visitors I’ll always go for the visitors.
Take time to develop your traffic delivery system and you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Take time to find out what works and what doesn’t. I created a video for the <and now a word form our sponsor 🙂 >Income Academy Membership Site yesterday (still only $9.99!! ) about how to get a site indexed and start genetating traffic and I found something that got a new site into Google in under 18 hours. I was pretty impressed. I used it on another site 3 hours ago and guess what? It’s now showing in Google. Thats 3 hours from creating an entry to it appearing in Google. I didn’t even know that updated their database that often.
I’ve read lots of books on traffic generation and not one of them has mentioned this service. The reason for this is that the internet is changing on an almost daily basis what worked great last month doesn’t work as well this month. Take squidoo for example, it used to be the best way to get a site indexed but not anymore. My favorite traffic generation product Xtreme Rankings gives a great grounding in how to generate traffic and get ranked highly but it can only ever be a guide to the methods to use. You need to constantly look for new services and sites that will help you to generate that all important traffic.